Today I am finally changing batteries in the smoke detectors and giving them their test. The second one gives a brief and dispirted chirp and there is a puff of smoke and a smell. I call the number on the back looking for advice----and the lady says, miraculously "we are shipping you a free one right now". ???? Wow!
But there is a bigger petite miracle today, if I may talk about this. My bloggy pals in Utah Heather and Michael put together a Christmas package for us, with a special gift for each resident of the house....like a big bone for Buster and a bunch of little ones for Penny (no Heather , we don't expect the pets to be vegetarian, and they thank you!)
Heather decorated each gift with the pic of the recipient and chose something special for all of us. Like a knitting calendar for me and catnip mouse for the missus. No wait, the knitting calendar was for Missus Mitten. Heather has seen that I collect old pocket watches from the Elgin watch company...and she got me one from 1889. What kind of world is it that someone could be that thoughtful and that nice?
I am , um, a little blown away. Thanks Heather and Michael!